Mysterious DDMS logo (Android development)

When you start the Dalvik Debug Monitor Server (DDMS) in your Android development environment you might notice its mysterious logo:

I asked my myself: where the heck is this place? What’s the story behind that? My first guess was northern Scandinavia. Turns out I wasn’t quite right but not very wrong either.

I compared it with various coastlines on Google Maps and found a matching spot in northern Iceland. I zoomed closer and bingo! in the center of the logo is a town called Dalvik. Now it all makes sense. There’s even a few words about the link between the town Dalvik and Android on Wikipedia.

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